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Financial and Mental Well-Being Improve with Medicaid Expansion

Yet no clear evidence the program improves diabetes, high-blood pressure, other ills, at least in early years of enrollment. As states prepare to expand Medicaid in 2014, continue reading »

The Taste of Beer May Trigger the Urge to Drink

Study found flavor alone activated brain's reward center; effect stronger with family history of alcoholism. Just as the smell of freshly brewed coffee may compel you to pour a steaming cup of java, continue reading »

A FineLine: Mental Health/Mental Illness

St. James Cathedral and the Cathedral Counseling Center are honored to present the Chicago premiere of Michael Nye’s powerful documentary, afineline: Mental Health/Mental Illness. continue reading »

Disabled Workers Often Face Abuse: Study

Ill treatment includes violence, humiliation and intimidation, researchers find. Disabled people are twice as likely to be attacked at work as other employees, and they also are m continue reading »

When Kids Exercise More, Their Grades Might Rise Too

Study of young students questions value of phasing out PE in public schools. One key to better grades in the classroom may lie in the gym or on the playground, a new study finds. continue reading »

Cohabiting Same-Sex Couples Report Worse Health Than Married Heterosexuals

Study author suggests that stress, discrimination might play a role. Same-sex couples who live together report having worse health than heterosexual married couples, a new study finds. continue reading »

Pediatricians Say No to Expulsions, Suspensions at Schools

'Zero-tolerance' policies don't have the desired effect, American Academy of Pediatrics says. Suspending or expelling a child from school should be a rare last resort and not a routin continue reading »

Acts of Kindness Can Make You Happier

Researcher says frequency, variety play a key role. Performing small acts of kindness and gratitude can make people happier, researchers believe, but continue reading »

‘Not Fair!’ How Sibling Fights May Lead to Later Mood Problems

Everyday teen issues can contribute to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, researchers say. Fights between siblings can lead to anxiety, depression and lower self-esteem, a new study contends. continue reading »

Reduced Kidney Function Tied to Mental Decline

Study of patients with chronic kidney disease found changes in memory, reasoning skills. Decreased kidney function leads to declines in thinking and memory, a new study says. continue reading »

STUDY: Border Violence May Have Negative Effect on Kids’ Mental Health

Violence and poverty harm the mental health of children living near the Texas-Mexico border, a new study shows. Researchers looked at the mental health of children and teens living in El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in 2007 and again in 2010. All of the children were Mexican or Mexican-American and lived in homes below the poverty level. None had a history of diagnosed mental illness. continue reading »

Depression Brings Worries About Discrimination, Study Finds

This may keep many people from seeking needed treatment, researchers note. Among people with depression, 79 percent report that they've experienced some form of discrimination, a new study finds. continue reading »

Does Neighborhood Income Affect Teens’ Mental Health?

Leaving extreme poverty may benefit healthy adolescent girls, but not boys, researchers say. Moving from an area with a high poverty level to an area with less poverty ben continue reading »

Child Abuse Injuries Have Risen, Study Finds

Child protective agencies reported decline, but hospital data tell a different story. Despite government agency reports suggesting a decrease in child abuse cases, new data show that the number of childr continue reading »

2012 National Alliance of Mental Illness Walk Chicago

NAMIWalks Chicago 2012 is Chicago’s Mental Health Walk! The goal of this event is to raise the public’s awareness of mental illnesses and end the stigma that surrounds them. ONE IN FOUR experiences mental illness RIGHT NOW. continue reading »

Mexican-born Doctor Fighting for Mental Health Services for Calif. Latinos

Mexican-born Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola has become a staunch champion of mental health services for Latinos in California. "I always loved reading and when my parents bought us the encyclopedia "El Te continue reading »

Smile! It Might Lower Your Stress Level, Study Shows

People placed in anxious situations felt better with grins in place. Stressed out? Turn that frown upside down and you might just feel better, new research contends. continue reading »

Aging Boomers’ Mental Health Woes Will Swamp Health System: Report

U.S. not equipped to handle growing number of seniors with mental health, substance use issues, researchers say. The United States faces an unprecedented number of agi continue reading »

Working Too Much Can Give You the Blues

Staying on the job 11 hours or more each day doubles the risk for depression, study shows. People who work overtime are at much greater risk for depression, according to a new study. continue reading »

1 in 5 U.S. Adults Suffers Mental Ills: Report

But, lack of insurance blocks many from treatment, experts say. Nearly 46 million American adults have had a mental illness in the past year, a new government report shows. continue reading »